Ignition interlock was ordered for a year. Can I ask the court after a 3 months to shorten the sentence so I can get rid of it

Asked about 1 year ago - Wisconsin Rapids, WI

I refused the test, not knowing it meant a year of ignition interlock.

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  1. Michael C. Witt


    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . No. Twelve months is the mandatory statutory minimum.

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  2. J Steven House


    Contributor Level 14


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    Answered . Sometimes prosecutors will agree to reopen and dismiss a refusal that was charged along with an OWI if you get to a point where pleading to the OWI makes sense. However, a judge may impose an IID requirement as part of a sentence on even an OWI first offense these days.

  3. Derek Anthony Patrin


    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . You should ask your attorney this question as well, as he/she will have a better grasp of your overall situation.

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The definition, charges, and penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) vary by state and depend on a number of factors.

Ignition interlock device

A person who is convicted of DUI may be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in his or her vehicle.

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